Attitude is a belief that what you are spending your time and effort doing will work out and is aligned with your strengths and purpose.
I remember the first time I competed against someone and won. My older sister - by 18 months - was learning her multiplication facts. I was two years behind her in school, but wanted to do whatever she was doing. My dad was in our room holding the flash cards. 3 x 4? 12!!! I… Continue reading The Conundrum of Competition and Comparison
I was hormonal, crying, pregnant, and cold as I sat in my car talking with a former co-worker. "Do you need to work right now?!" he asked me. "What do you mean? I've always worked." I worked the long hours, traveled a lot. I climbed the ladder. He asked me why I was still working… Continue reading Own Your Story
Have you guys heard there is a blizzard out there?! No?! It's all everyone in a four state zone can post about. And it sucks. My pasty white legs wanna see some sun! I haven't left the house in 54 hours and when I do tomorrow I may have forgotten how to drive. But, it's… Continue reading The Perfect Storm
I've been meaning to write this blog for almost two months, but....life. So even though the story is from the Winter Olympics, I still wanted to share it because I find it valuable. And hope you will too. We were sledding in our backyard after 10 inches of snow graced us with its presence. The… Continue reading Show Up and Surprise Yourself
I was out to happy hour last week with a friend and I randomly commented that everyone knows about the freshman 15, but no one mentions the 35/10. You know, the 10 pounds that randomly hangs on your thighs and hips with a grip that gives Wonder Woman a run for her money. And she… Continue reading Random Things No One Tells You
Isn't it weird that all those cringe-worthy memories you have hidden since childhood come back rearing their ugly head when you have kids? I'm talking about the painful stuff that you worked hard to overcome - the stuff that made you who you are. The reason you push or protect your children from going through… Continue reading We’re Not Raising Quitters
If you consider yourself a professional in any way, then networking is probably part of your life. With social media making the world smaller, networking has become an easier thing to do; we can connect with people around the world and become acquainted with people we have never even meet. And while networking and connecting… Continue reading Casting a Net when Networking
I was in 7th grade the first time I really remember being harassed. A boy in my class had taken my teacher's ruler and measured my rear end while I was bent over helping someone with homework. (A yard stick, really. Which made it way worse.) My teacher and principal told me that boys will… Continue reading What’s a girl to do?
I was recently attacked on social media by a girl I hardly know. She had tagged me in a random post about how she didn't like that her friends promoted businesses on social media. (Let's not get into the fact that she's constantly posting boob pics to promote her "fitness" business. Also insert eye roll… Continue reading Let it all Hang Out